Caught In The Labyrinth of Illness

By Megan O’Mara The narrative of the chronically sick is tragically underrepresented and vastly important. Essays like “The Slow Death of Compassion for the Chronically Ill” and “The Spoon Theory” all attempt to explain to the healthy what it means to be chronically ill. For young adults and pre-med students in particular, finding out someone close…

Medical School: Applying as an International Applicant

By Huyen Nguyen To many American students, applying to medical schools is a tedious and endless process. Taking hard science courses, volunteering, shadowing, doing research and studying for the MCAT are the most fundamental things a typical applicant must do throughout their four years in college. People may think that earning a spot in medical schools…

The Science of Jurassic World: Genetic Engineering on the Human Race

By Christina Najjar In the new film Jurassic World, personnel operating the Mesozoic- themed park argue the consumers’ desire for dinosaurs that are “bigger, scarier, more teeth” (“Rapturous Applause”, 2015, para.3); in the real world, the Department of Defense (DoD) is essentially demanding the same of our soldiers. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA),…